Autopsy report faults rape allegation in Abuja student’s death

The controversy surrounding the death of Keren Akpagher, a student at Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, seems to have been laid to rest following the release of the interim autopsy report by the Nigeria Police Force, which confirmed that she died of complications related to high blood sugar. The Federal Capital Territory Police Command had on September 8, invited Akpagher’s family, officials of Premiere Academy and medical team of the Queens Hospital, Wuse, Abuja, where she was admitted before her death, to read the report of the autopsy to them. According…

Religious Leaders critical in information dissemination,says Gov Sani Bello 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has said religious leaders were playing vital roles in the dissemination of right messages to the people. The Governor stated this when the Forum of Imams of Juma’at Mosques in the state paid him condolence visit over the death of the Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji saidu Namaska at the Government House Minna. Governor Sani Bello noted that governance remained a great task that required the support of the people,he commended the Imams for their advice on areas that needed government’s attention. Speaking on the…

FCT Police reassures residents of safety

The FCT Police Command has reassured residents of the Federal Capital Territory of adequate protection of Lives and property. Following the recent kidnap in Piri village, Kwali axis of the FCT, the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday has deployed overt and covert strategies to ensure the victims are rescued and reunited with their families.  In addition, an advanced collaborative approach to curb banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities particularly on the borders of the FCT has been launched by the Command. Meanwhile,the Command has pledged its undeterred resolve to…

Nasarawa Govt, ABS Blueprint sign N22bn joint venture for technology village, 1500 housing units

The Nasarawa State Government and ABS Blueprint Limited, a cutting edge firm providing solutions to modern day industry needs, have signed a joint venture agreement, for the establishment of the Nasarawa Technology Village, in Aso-Pada,  Karu Local Government Area. The agreement, estimated at N22bn, was signed during a ceremony at the Government House, on Monday. Speaking shortly after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the government and representatives of the firm, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, said the Nasarawa Technology Village, conceived in line with the…

5G Policy : Pantami tasks NCC on speedy implementation  …..  As Danbatta leads delegation on courtesy visit

Following approval of the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in Nigeria by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to prepare for immediate and effective implementation of the policy. The Minister gave the tall order when the Management of the Commission, led by its Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Communications and…

I believe we’ll get it right this time, Oyo 2023 Guber hopeful tells APC Congress Committee

The Oyo State 2023 Governorship Hopeful and the Osi Basorun of Ibadanland, Chief Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has expressed optimism that the Oyo State congress committee will soon release the results of the ward and local government congresses in accordance with the dictates and wishes of the majority of the party members. The international cardiovascular surgeon and 2019 cleared and vetted Governorship aspirant, stated this while answering questions from journalists on Monday. Adeduntan stated that though the release of the result is long overdue; there is no reason for unnecessary…

Housing Deficit: REDAN lauds FG move to create National Housing Funds …   says efforts will help solve Nigeria housing deficit

The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has lauded the federal government’s moves to accelerate the pace of reforms in the housing sector via the National Housing Funds (NHF). The minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola had earlier stressed there is a need to create National Housing Funds that developers can access at a reasonable rate to reduce housing deficit in the country. Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the President, REDAN, Alh Aliyu Oroji Wamakko, said construction of houses must be private-sector driven. He stressed that this is…

Tale of VAT, the lazy grasshopper and the ant By Festus Adedayo 

There is this ancient fable of the ant and grasshopper that best explains the Nigerian fiscal federalism duel. Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, amplified it recently. Ants, you know, are one of the most hardworking, organized and purposeful animals on earth. Extremely hardworking and industrious, myths that have existed for ages about these insects talk about their tireless industry and empathy for one another. Ants are also seen as the closest neighbor of man. In them is a unique prowess and organizational power that have survived centuries. The pervasive presence…

DHQ denies trending Gory Pictures of Burial in Mass Grave

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), has debunked a trending picture with caption “Alhamdulillah. ZamfaraMustSecure” and several other viral gory pictures and videos of dumping into mass grave of persons purportedly to have been killed in the ongoing military operations in the North West and North Central geographical zones of the country. The Military Authority in a signed by Director Defence Information,Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyer stated that the allegation was false and malicious and had no link whatsoever with the operations being conducted by troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria(AFN).…